Last Words

Last words before we hop the plane for the long journey home… and late breaking news from the Traveler.  Since Century Link decided to silence the server hosting my blog site at the start of  our Fall 2017 trip to England, I was forced back to Facebook for travel posts. Facebook is a dreadful blogging … Read more

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle in the afternoon. (The queen was not in residence, sadly.) No interior shots allowed, alas.     Windsor abounds in gargoyles and grotesques – my favorite guttersnipes! We heard sung Evensong in the glorious St. George chapel, seat of the Knights of the Garter (including Lady Knights) and a wonder of Gothic architecture … Read more

Yarmouth -Lymington -Winchester Cathedral

A gorgeous early morning ferry ride from Yarmouth to Lymington (on the mainland). Then on to Winchester Cathedral (the only cathedral immortalized in pop music with bassoon riffs), dating back to Saxon times. We had a fabulous guided tour by Hal, one of the platoon of volunteers offering tours every 20 minutes. Jane Austin is buried … Read more

Tramping ‘Round Freshwater

My morning ramble ’round the neighborhood. The Red Lion, our local pub. We did the short walk to Yarmouth twice. On the first walk we took shelter from mist & rain in the cozy Jireh House Inn (wonderful seafood chowder). Then – stir crazy from a rainy day – we did a late afternoon stroll … Read more

The Needles

On Sunday – our last day on the Isle – we hustled out along Freshwater’s West Highdown to view the Needles before the rain set in. The geology here is chalk and slippy sediments, making for lots of “landslips” and erosion. The stunning chalk fragments known as the Needles are remnants of a much longer … Read more